Luxury-seekers who spent their time soaking up the splendour of the 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Victoria Junction will feel the void now more than ever after the iconic hotel closed its doors.
The COVID-19 pandemic came with a vengeance, as hotel after hotel started shutting down in South Africa. But this Cape Town gem is the latest to call it a day, due to the impact of the pandemic.
Nestled in the centre of Cape Town, the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction was ideally located in close proximity to popular points of interest, and our hearts are bleeding as we say goodbye.
According to Fin24, the hotel will no longer be managed by Marriott International, and won’t be part of the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand portfolio.
It was handed back to HPF Properties (Pty) Ltd, which is owned by Tsogo Sun, area vice-president of Marriott International, sub-Saharan Africa, Volker Heiden explained.
“The impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality industry has been unprecedented. Travel restrictions and social distancing efforts around the world have resulted in weaker demand and economic uncertainty.
“Due to the financial impact of the situation and having explored the relevant avenues available to us, we must shut the doors at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction” Heiden said, as per IOL.
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